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Ryan Dempster Tagged With Loss in Cubs-Pirates Match

Ryan Dempster Tagged With Loss in Cubs-Pirates Match

Chicago dropped a 6-3 decision at Wrigley Field on Friday as Pittsburgh legged out a win behind winning pitcher Kevin Correia.

Pittsburgh won as a +160 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 9.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Kevin Correia earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 3, walking 1, and allowing 7 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 4 RBIs from Neil Walker in the win.

Chicago's starting pitcher Ryan Dempster worked 6 2/3 innings, giving up 6 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 7 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Starlin Castro in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Chicago as they had 11 hits, while Pittsburgh only had 7.

Joel Hanrahan pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.